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Wedding Ceremony

The Ultimate Wedding Ring Exchange

Judith Johnson | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

The exchange of wedding rings typically occurs immediately after the sharing of wedding vows. It is a symbolic ritual in which marriage partners place a ring on their partner's finger to create a physical reminder of the sacred vows they have exchanged.

Six Tips to Incorporate Your Faith Into Your Wedding Day

Ashley Reccord | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings
Ashley Reccord

So for all you wedding-planning brides out there, take a step back from discussing the seating chart with your future mother-in-law and consider these fun, trendy ideas on how to incorporate your faith into the modern wedding of your dreams.

8 People You Won't Want To Invite To The Big Day (But Have To!)

The Knot | Posted 08.25.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Unwanted guests don't have to ruin your big day -- as long as you know where to put 'em. Meet the top eight nuisances and troublemakers you'll invite (and learn how you can minimize the damage).

Not Interfaith Marriage, Two-Faith Marriage

Abraham Gutman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Abraham Gutman

Many American Jewish leaders fear that interfaith relationships will be the downfall of the Jewish community. But from the perspective of a Jewish guy that fell in love with a Christian girl, my marriage is not the problem. The Jewish community is.

5 Different Ways To Say Your Wedding Vows

Natasha Burton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Vows are, obviously, a big deal. I'd argue that they're actually the most important part of the wedding. For all the couples out there who want to write their own vows... but don't actually want to write their own vows, here are some alternative ideas that will be just as meaningful.

Watch This Bride And Groom Take Their Wedding Kiss To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings

Alexis Tyler and Tomy Szczypiorski decided to seal their wedding vows with more than just a kiss when they tied the knot in Highgate Springs, Vt. this...

14 Quotes About Soulmates To Bring Some Love Into Your Day

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Here are some of the favorite famous quotes about love and soulmates collected and used in weddings over the years.

Watching a Wedding: Social Media in 3D -- How Internet Paradigms Cast and Script Real-Life Events

Annabel Osberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Technology
Annabel Osberg

As I stood at the edge of the velvet rope, dubiety gnawed at me. Why am I here? Why should I care?

A Recipe For A Good Marriage

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 05.24.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

I have blended some marital wisdom in the nondenominational reading, "Recipe For A Good Marriage." Couples sometimes ask me to read it as part of their wedding ceremony.

These Big Day Moments Are What Weddings Are All About

Posted 03.16.2014 | Weddings

Lover.ly -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly Your wedding ceremony is the very heart of ...

Ideas for Ways to Remember Dead Relatives at Your Wedding Without Totally Creeping Out Your Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.07.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

There are lots of other ways to acknowledge those who aren't with you on your wedding day without dressing out a whole team at your ceremony. First, there is a right way to do it, and then there is a wrong way to do it.

Religious Family Influences on Wedding Plans

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.23.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

In this day and age, it's sad to me when my clients struggle in their wedding planning because of religion. Usually the problem isn't a conflict in be...

7 Couples In 2013 Who Made Me a More Mindful Officiant

JP Reynolds | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

They planned a 2014 destination wedding and then Cathy's mom was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Doctors advised Cathy that if she wanted her mom at the wedding, she should not wait for the Spring.

11 Unusual Wedding Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 11.11.2013 | Weddings

More and more couples are bucking tradition at their weddings in favor of personalized and offbeat ceremonies. And the wedding photos below are as non...

WATCH: Clever Video Chronicles Journey To Foursquare Founder's Wedding

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.25.2013 | Weddings

Watch viral video creator Casey Neistat record his journey from Paris, France to New York City to make a 4pm (sharp) wedding. This isn't just anyo...

What Is a Wedding Officiant

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

A wedding officiant is the person who leads your wedding ceremony. They must be legally recognized to do so by the state in which your wedding takes place.

The Secrets To A Joyful Cross-Cultural, Inter-Faith Ceremony

JP Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

Many couples come to me hoping to create a ceremony that isn't specifically religious, yet acknowledges cultural and religious roots.

3 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Glamour | Posted 11.30.2013 | Weddings
Glamour

Since the whole point of the wedding is the getting married part, it's important to consider who'll be doing the marrying -- and to ensure that the marriage will be legal.

Breathtaking Philadelphia Ceremony Venues for $350

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

Back in the day, if you didn't want to get married in a church your options were pretty much limited to: city hall, an old firehouse, a cookie cutter hotel, or maybe a park.

12 Cute Wedding Exit Toss Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of

The Knot | Posted 11.03.2013 | Weddings
The Knot

Amazing photo ops aside, the celebratory wedding exit toss is an age-old wedding tradition that dates back to Roman times.

3 Reasons You Shouldn't Ask A Friend Or Family Member To Officiate Your Wedding

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Your wedding ceremony is what your wedding day is all about. Give it the respect and attention it deserves as an expression of what crossing this threshold together really means to you.

3 Keys to Make Your Wedding Cermony Special

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.27.2013 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

Couples and their guests often comment that their wedding has been the best they have ever attended. What makes the difference? Each ceremony is personalized for the couple. It is their day.

Why You Might Want To Consider Writing Your Own Vows

Posted 08.22.2013 | Weddings

While many couples choose to recite standard wedding vows -- for example, "To have and to hold, 'til death do us part" -- some couples opt to write t...

10 Ideas For An Unforgettable Wedding Ceremony

Bridal Guide | Posted 10.05.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Although your wedding day is filled with significant moments, the ceremony is the pinnacle of the entire celebration. It's the reason everyone has joined together, and it's more than just a formality.

What It Really Means To Have A Feminist Marriage

Heather Wood Rudúlph | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weddings
Heather Wood Rudúlph

Whether it's "man and wife," "wife and wife," or "man and man," a feminist union is one that divides domestic and economic responsibilities equally.